HOW TO TAP INTO THE POWER OF YOUR MIND!!! Imagination, Visualization and Brain Boosting Tips from Jim Davies

Released Wednesday, 15th January 2020
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If you’ve ever wanted to create your greatest future, then do we have the Imagination show for you. 
Today I’ll be talking with Jim Davies, professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University, TEDx talker, best-selling author, and the author of a comprehensive look at how we see things with our mind’s eye, “Imagination”
And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about the science of your mind’s greatest power and how to use it.
Key Points Discussed: 
  • Why in the world are we cruel to our future selves? (03:21)
  • How Jim’s future self convinced him about studying imagination (04:23)
  • Have you found that you’ve been able to improve your personal ability to imagine? (06:14)
  • The problems that come up when we imagine our future (07:36)
  • How visualizing ourselves achieving a goal causes the universe to conspire to help us achieve the goal (10:04)
  • What is the default network and why is it so important when it comes to imagining our future? (14:41)
  • What can you tell us about future-oriented people? (16:01)
  • The role of the language we first learned in determining how we treat our future selves (17:26)
  • The biased in our brains to focus on the here and now rather than on the future especially when it comes to environmental degradation and its repercussions (19:00)
  • How our imagination works when we think of something as a past event versus as a future event (22:11)
  • Using our imagination to live our lives more by design than by letting life happen to us (31:59)
  • Overestimating our minds and the emotional impact of future events (35:55)
  • How people tend to focus on material things that don’t work (39:09)
  • What is a creative sweet spot? (40:46)
  • Where can people begin if they want to imagine and design their futures? (44:10)
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